Who can you trust? : how technology brought us together - and why it could drive us apart
Botsman, Rachel, author.

Who can you trust? : how technology brought us together - and why it could drive us apart

Botsman, Rachel, author.


Personal Author
Botsman, Rachel, author.

Publication Information
London Portfolio/Penguin, 2017.

Physical Description
323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust? From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. Widespread corruption, elitism and economic disparity have led to a worldwide upsurge of anti-establishment movements. But this isn't the age of distrust, far from it. In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history. A new world order is emerging- we have lost faith in brands, leaders and systems, but millions of people every day rent their home to total strangers on AirBnB, exchange crypto-currency online, or get in the car of an unknown Uber driver. This is the age of distributed trust; a paradigm shift driven by new technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship. If we are to benefit from this radical transformation, it is vital that we understand the new mechanics of how trust is built, managed, lost and repaired. In Who Can You Trust?, Botsman provides a detailed map of this uncharted landscape and explores what's next for humanity.

Subject Term
Trust -- Social aspects.


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
Constitution HillBook302.1 BOTSConstitution HillAdult Non-fiction